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Aly Raisman Emotionally Details Dr. Larry Nassar’s Painful ‘Ungloved’ Sex Assault Treatments On Her

Gymnast Aly Raisman has come forth in her new book to bravely give the details about the way she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar. Find out the painful situations she had to endure here......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeNov 15th, 2017

Aly Raisman Reminds Everyone There"s "Still Work To Be Done" Following Larry Nassar"s Sentencing

Larry Nassar's controversial case may be over, but there's still lots of "work to be done." Aly Raisman made this point abundantly clear as she took to Twitter on Wednesday to comment on the former doctor's 40 to 175 years sentence for sexually abusing his (often young) patients. As you surely know, the Olympic gymnast was [...] Larry Nassar's controversial case may be over, but there's still lots of "work to be done." Aly Raisman made this point abundantly clear as she took to Twitter on Wednesday to comment on the former doctor's 40 to 175 years sentence for sexually abusing his (often young) patients. As you surely know, the Olympic gymnast was one of more than 150 victims who came forward to accuse Nassar of assault. Related: Luann de Lesseps Officially Hit With A Felony Charge Raisman started her note by thanking her "fellow survivors" for their "courage, strength, and leadership." Not to mention, Aly also gave a very special shoutout to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who allowed the many victims to address Larry directly in court. She wrote: "To Judge Aquilina, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your leadership, your professionalism, your compassion, and your commitment to allow each and EVERY ONE of us survivors the opportunity to share our impact statements in open court was extremely important and meaningful. As I shared in court, I wasn't planning to speak, but thanks to the army of survivors and you, I am forever grateful that all of our voices are finally heard. Thank you for listening to us all." Hear! Hear! The 23-year-old also praised the fans that rallied behind her during this "excruciating ordeal," saying their words have "meant so much" to her. Sadly, Aly believes the drama is not yet over, as she called for a special investigation "to figure out exactly how this disaster happened." The Final Five captain continued: "...this story is not over, this story is bigger than Larry Nassar, or Steve Penny, or the three Board members who resigned earlier this week... Thinking otherwise is dangerous to the future generation. Today was an important victory but there is still work to be done." Well said. You can read Aly's ENTIRE statement for yourself (below). Thank you. I appreciate you all so much. pic.twitter.com/kysEo68g5c — Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) January 25, 2018 The American athlete's words come just as Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon officially resigned from her position. The (now former) MSU president was heavily criticized for the way she mishandled the Nassar scandal. Additionally, USA Gymnastics Board Of Directors' Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder, and Treasurer Bitsy Kelley all stepped from their positions too for the part they played in all of this. It's said USA Gymnastics also suspended former U.S. women's national team coach John Geddert and the U.S. Olympic Committee finally opened an investigation into the sex abuse. Here's hoping the organization heeds Aly's advice in order to avoid another tragedy like this one. Smh. [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 25th, 2018

McKayla Maroney Accuses USA Gymnastics Of Trying To Silence Her Alleged Larry Nassar Abuse In New Lawsuit!

The world of gymnastics will never be the same… As we reported in October, McKayla Maroney revealed on Twitter that she was repeatedly sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar since the age of 13. Following the gymnast's shocking post, former teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas have also accused the disgraced physician of assault. Although USA [...] The world of gymnastics will never be the same... As we reported in October, McKayla Maroney revealed on Twitter that she was repeatedly sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar since the age of 13. Following the gymnast's shocking post, former teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas have also accused the disgraced physician of assault. Although USA Gymnastics released a statement saying they were "outraged and disgusted" by Nassar's alleged crimes against Maroney, the 22-year-old claims the organization actually tried to block her story from coming out. Related: Danny Masterson Responds To Being Fired From The Ranch On Wednesday, the gold medalist filed a lawsuit in California's Superior Court accusing USAG of making her sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of a financial settlement she needed to pay for psychological treatment. According to court papers, the group allegedly insisted on an NDA so "it could further conceal and shield from public scrutiny, outside investigation, and law enforcement, the true nature of Nassar's horrific sexual abuse of minors." Additionally: "Plaintiff alleges that Defendant USAG had a plan to keep the sexual abuse of Nassar quiet, and allow Nassar to quietly leave USAG, further silencing his victims." Maroney's attorney John Manly tells NBC News: "Those responsible for this should be removed from the Olympic movement and USA Gymnastics... If they would treat one of the most famous athletes in world like this, how poorly would they treat a recreational gymnast abused by her coach." Allegedly, in California where Maroney lives, a victim of child sexual abuse cannot be forced to sign such an agreement as part of a settlement. Maroney is also fearful that Nassar took explicit photographs of her during the alleged assault. The lawsuit says: "McKayla Maroney alleges that she believes photographs were taken of her while Nassar was sexually abusing her under the guise of treatment. McKayla Maroney is further informed and believes, and on that basis alleges, that these photographs were shared by Nassar with other pedophiles for their sexual gratification... McKayla Maroney continues to worry, distress, experience concern, anxiety, and depression over whether Nassar's photographs of her are still circulating through the internet, and whether they are possessed by other pedophiles and sexual deviants, and whether she will ever know how widely these photographs have been shared or whether they will eventually surface later in her lifetime." She is seeking damages from USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michgan State University, and Nassar. As we reported earlier this month, the controversial doctor was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography possession charges. We will continue to keep you updated. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 20th, 2017

Aly Raisman Reveals Letter She Wasn"t Allowed to Read at Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar"s Trial

Aly Raisman didn’t get a chance to read her letter to disgraced Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court, but she is releasing it now. Larry was accused of sexual assault by several gymnasts, including Aly, 23, and he has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, now [...] Aly Raisman didn’t get a chance to read her letter to disgraced Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court, but she is releasing it now. Larry was accused of sexual assault by several gymnasts, including Aly, 23, and he has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, now reportedly facing 60 years in prison. “Shame on you, Larry, you are the worst example of humanity,” Aly wrote in her statement, posted on The Players’ Tribune. “You promised me that you would heal my injuries. You gave me gifts to make me think you were a good person, to make me believe you were my friend. You were nice so that we would trust you, to make it easier for you to take advantage of so many people, including me. But you lied to me. You lied to all of us.” “I became almost numb to my feelings,” she continued. “It was the only way I could survive the Olympic process. It was exhausting. The stress of constantly keeping certain thoughts in the back of my mind may have allowed me to focus on the moment, but it become more and more painful over time, both physically and emotionally.” Click inside to hear what else she had to say… “I am trying now to take back my control, to remind myself that Larry has no power over me,” she added. “It is never easy, but I am fighting to believe that the sport — which I do love — is independent of Larry and those who allowed him to do what he did. I’ve decided that I can’t let him take gymnastics away from me.” Read her full statement here......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 9th, 2017

Disgraced Doctor Larry Nassar"s Years Of Sexual Abuse Left Olympian McKayla Maroney "Deeply Depressed" & "At Times Suicidal"

McKayla Maroney is sharing her story in hopes Larry Nassar gets the maximum punishment for sexually assaulting his young USA Gymnastics patients. The 21-year-old and her mother delivered victim-impact statements in the form of letters to the federal judge presiding over the case against the disgraced team doctor who sexually abused McKayla and her teammates for [...] McKayla Maroney is sharing her story in hopes Larry Nassar gets the maximum punishment for sexually assaulting his young USA Gymnastics patients. The 21-year-old and her mother delivered victim-impact statements in the form of letters to the federal judge presiding over the case against the disgraced team doctor who sexually abused McKayla and her teammates for years. Erin Maroney described the severe impact Nassar's abuse had on her daughter: "This experience has shattered McKayla. She has transformed from a bubbly, positive, loving, world class athlete into a young adult who was deeply depressed, at times suicidal. At times, I was unsure whether I would open her bedroom door and find her dead." We can't even imagine how painful it must be to have to write that about your child. Related: Aly Raisman Admits She Was Sexually Abused By Larry Nassar Erin went on to say that she and her husband "were not allowed to stay with McKayla" while traveling abroad and "sometimes we were not even in the same hotel": "We were never allowed to the U.S. Olympic Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch nor any other training facility. My husband once questioned the propriety of the isolation of the girls during international travel. He was assured by Steve Penny that the girls were safe at all times. 'More safe than the President of the USA,' he said to him. We now know that this was a lie." The mother went on to describe a disturbing incident she now knows about, but was unaware of at the time: "I ... learned a few weeks ago from my daughter that at the world championships in Tokyo, [Nassar] drugged her, made her lay nude on a treatment table, straddled her and digitally penetrated her while rubbing his erect penis against her. She was only 15 years old. She said to me, 'Mom I thought I was going to die.' I cannot tell you the anguish her Dad and I feel and the responsibility we feel for not being aware of this or being able to stop it." McKayla described the same encounter saying Nassar "had given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting treatment." Erin went on to call out the institutions that kept Nassar's abuse in place: "Our daughter was totally failed by USA Gymnastics, by Michigan State University and by the U.S. Olympic Committee. No one from the USOC has ever reached out to me or my husband or my daughter to inquire about her well being. Not once. No one has apologized. After McKayla spoke with an investigator with USA Gymnastics in July 2015, USA Gymnastics and the USOC kept the knowledge of [Nassar's] status as a child molester secret from Michigan State University after 2015 and even said nothing when he ran for school board in his local school district!" McKayla added: "A simple fact is this. If Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee had paid attention to any of the red flags in Larry Nassar's behavior, I never would have met him, I never would have been 'treated' by him and I never would have been abused by him." The gold medalist powerfully concluded: "He abused my trust, abused my body and left scars on my psyche that may never heal. Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison." Cosign. Stay strong, McKayla -- so proud of you. [Image via Mark Stout/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 7th, 2017

Watch Aly Raisman"s Powerful Testimony Against Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman gave a nearly 13-minute speech in court on Friday (January 19) in which she spoke out about the abuse she faced at the hands of doctor Larry Nassar. The 23-year-old two-time Olympian, who was part of both 2012′s “Fierce Five” and 2016′s “Final Five,” detailed how Nassar gained and betrayed her trust, as [...] Aly Raisman gave a nearly 13-minute speech in court on Friday (January 19) in which she spoke out about the abuse she faced at the hands of doctor Larry Nassar. The 23-year-old two-time Olympian, who was part of both 2012′s “Fierce Five” and 2016′s “Final Five,” detailed how Nassar gained and betrayed her trust, as well as how his mandatory “treatments” were unavoidable. “I am also here to tell you to your face Larry that you have not taken gymnastics away from me. I love this sport and that love is stronger than the evil that resides in you, and those who enabled you to hurt many people,” Aly said during her speech. “You already know you’re going away to a place where you won’t be able to hurt anybody ever again. But I am here to tell you that I will not rest until every last trace of your influences on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer it is.” Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his actions. Make sure to watch teammate Jordyn Wieber‘s speech on.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 19th, 2018

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber Bravely Comes Forward For The First Time To Detail Larry Nassar Abuse

The fourth day of sentencing for Larry Nassar has begun. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is now the fourth member of the "Fierce Five" to accuse the USA Gymnastics team doctor of molestation and sexual assault. While teammate Aly Raisman supported her from the courtroom, the 22-year-old athlete revealed for the first time that she is also [...] The fourth day of sentencing for Larry Nassar has begun. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is now the fourth member of the "Fierce Five" to accuse the USA Gymnastics team doctor of molestation and sexual assault. While teammate Aly Raisman supported her from the courtroom, the 22-year-old athlete revealed for the first time that she is also a survivor of the disgraced doctor's abuse. Related: Larry Nassar Begs Judge To Stop Victim Impact Stories The decorated gymnast, who says the abuse began when she was 14, shared during her victim impact statement in front of the judge: "I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do. But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar." She added: "My teammates and I were subjected to his medical care every month at the national team training center in Texas. He was allowed to treat us alone in hotels without any supervision.Nobody was protecting us, nobody was even concerned if we were being sexually abused. The lack of accountability from USAG, USOC and Michigan State [makes us] confused and disappointed." Wieber not only blasted the serial pedophile, but she also accused USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee of allowing this monster access to young girls. She said: "Larry Nassar is accountable. USA Gymnastics is accountable. The U.S. Olympic Committee is accountable. (USA Gymnastics') lack of accountability has caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused and disappointed. My teammates and friends have been through enough and now it's time for change. The current and future gymnasts do not deserve to live in anxiety, fear and being unprotected like I was." You can watch the powerful moment (below): Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber making a powerful statement in court as she comes public about being abused by disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. @CBSEveningNews @CBSThisMorning pic.twitter.com/wor5wvoqtY — Jonathan LaPook, M.D (@DrLaPook) January 19, 2018 After Wieber gave her testimony, the victim impact statements continued, with at least four minors coming forward to speak at the time of this publication. There are now 122 total women willing to speak. You can continue to watch the proceeding live HERE. Our hearts are with the sister survivors and their families. [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 19th, 2018

Olympian Aly Raisman Details Sexual Assault By Team Doctor Larry Nassar That Began When She Was 15

Aly Raisman continues to share her story. As we reported last week, the Olympian opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of USA Gymnastics' longtime team physician, Larry Nassar. This admission comes a month after her Fierce Five teammate, McKayla Maroney, admitted she was abused by the same doctor for many years, [...] Aly Raisman continues to share her story. As we reported last week, the Olympian opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of USA Gymnastics' longtime team physician, Larry Nassar. This admission comes a month after her Fierce Five teammate, McKayla Maroney, admitted she was abused by the same doctor for many years, beginning when she was only 13. During her interview on 60 Minutes that aired on Sunday, the 23-year-old revealed that she was just 15 years old when she first began seeing the now-disgraced medical professional. Related: Woman Alleges George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was Only 16 She explained: "I was just really innocent. I didn't really know. You know, you don't think that of someone. You know, so I just-- I trusted him ... I didn't know anything differently. We were told he is the best doctor. He's the United States Olympic doctor and the USA Gymnastics doctor, and we were very lucky we were able to see him." The athlete went on to express her frustration with a system that keeps victims silent: "Why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up? ... I am angry. I'm really upset because it's been-- I care a lot, you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just-- I can't-- every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think-- I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this." As for the abuse itself, Aly said it was very confusing because of Nassar's predatory technique called "grooming": "He would always bring me, you know, desserts or gifts. He would buy me little things. So I really thought he was a nice person. I really thought he was looking out for me. That's why I want to do this interview. That's why I wanna talk about it. I want people to know just because someone is nice to you and just because everyone is saying they're the best person, it does not make it okay for them to ever make you uncomfortable. Ever." You can watch the full segment, and hear from Aly's parents, in the video (below): [Image via CBS.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 13th, 2017

Aly Raisman Sues U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Knowledge Of Larry Nassar Abuse

Aly Raisman is not backing down. As you know, the Olympian powerfully testified in court against Larry Nassar, who molested and sexually assaulted hundreds of young girls during his tenure as a renowned team doctor. Now, the 23-year-old is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive [...] Aly Raisman is not backing down. As you know, the Olympian powerfully testified in court against Larry Nassar, who molested and sexually assaulted hundreds of young girls during his tenure as a renowned team doctor. Now, the 23-year-old is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by Nassar. Related: Aly's Empowering AF Sports Illustrated Photoshoot In the lawsuit, which was filed in California on Wednesday, Aly accuses both organizations of negligence for failing to make sure proper protocol was followed to keep the athletes safe. Raisman also says the USOC and USA Gymnastics enabled Nassar to continue abusing athletes by not telling Michigan State about the misconduct that led them to fire him (he worked for the university for over a year after he lost his job as an Olympic team doctor). The powerful athlete says: "It has become painfully clear that these organizations have no intention of properly addressing this problem. [I hope the lawsuit will] enable the change that is so desperately needed." We hope so, too! Taking the situation into her own hands! [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 2nd, 2018

Aly Raisman Joins McKayla Maroney in Accusing Gynmastics Team Doctor Larry Nassar of Sexual Abuse

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is now joining fellow “Fierce Five” member McKayla Maroney in accusing former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old three-time Olympic gold medalist made the revelation during an upcoming 60 Minutes interview that will air in full on Sunday (November 12). “Why are we looking at why didn’t [...] Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is now joining fellow “Fierce Five” member McKayla Maroney in accusing former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old three-time Olympic gold medalist made the revelation during an upcoming 60 Minutes interview that will air in full on Sunday (November 12). “Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?” she said during the interview. Dr. Nassar is currently in jail after pleading guilty to child pornography charges – but not guilty to sexual assault. More than 130 women have filed civil lawsuits against the doctor claiming abuse. “I am angry. I’m really upset because it’s been– I care a lot you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just– I can’t– every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think– I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.” USA Gymnastics told 60 Minutes that they’ve since adopted new measures to make the sport safer in a statement: “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.” Watch a preview of Aly‘s interview below......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 10th, 2017

Aly Raisman Calls Out U.S. Olympic Committee For "ZERO Accountability" Over Its Role In Larry Nassar "Mess"

Aly Raisman, y'all. As you know, the courageous 23-year-old has been leading the charge fighting for justice for all the young women who were abused and molested by Larry Nassar. Now, she's going after the institutions that allowed and enabled the USA Gymnastics team doctor's abuse for decades. On Monday, after three USAG execs resigned, the U.S. [...] Aly Raisman, y'all. As you know, the courageous 23-year-old has been leading the charge fighting for justice for all the young women who were abused and molested by Larry Nassar. Now, she's going after the institutions that allowed and enabled the USA Gymnastics team doctor's abuse for decades. On Monday, after three USAG execs resigned, the U.S. Olympics Committee's CEO Scott Blackman released a statement about the organization's decision to bring on new board leadership to "support the brave survivors." Related: McKayla Maroney Accuses USA Gymnastics Of Trying To Silence Her Blackman wrote: "Since October of last year, we have been engaged in discussions with leadership of USA Gymnastics about the primary recommendation of the Daniels Report—changing the culture of USA Gymnastics. Those discussions accelerated over the holidays and today you have seen three board resignations. New board leadership is necessary because the current leaders have been focused on establishing that they did nothing wrong. USA Gymnastics needs to focus on supporting the brave survivors. The Olympic family failed these athletes and we must continue to take every step necessary to ensure this never happens again." Quite frankly... Raisman is calling bullshit. Taking to Twitter shortly after, the gold medalist penned: "The Indy Star broke on August 4, 2016 after survivors courageously came forward sharing stories of sexual abuse and alleging organizational mishandling. The next day, the USOC said they wouldn't investigate (and even praised USAG's work in the area of sexual abuse). For the past week, survivors came forward to courageously face a perpetrator of evil and share their painful stories. Many of them, myself included, claim the USOC is also at fault. Was the USOC there to 'focus on supporting the brave survivors'? No. Did they issue a statement then? Crickets… Over the weekend, the USOC released a statement shamelessly taking credit for a few USAG resignations (note: not fired), as though they're addressing this problem. But they are still not acknowledging its role in this mess. ZERO accountability. It's like none of us were ever abused!" She added: "If the board members had to go because they ‘have been focused on establishing that they did nothing wrong,' then the USOC must see fault. So what was the fault? And why just those three board members? How about the others, who either allowed them to do whatever they did wrong, or were so oblivious they didn't know it was happening? Either way, these—and any other changes—won't matter, until we know exactly what happened. Suggesting otherwise is dangerous to athletes." The decorated athlete concluded with a call to action: "INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION! What's it going to take for you to do the right thing?" Thoughts on USOC's statement pic.twitter.com/hygTV6nNXd — Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) January 23, 2018 Keep fighting the good fight, Aly. And to USOC, history is watching. [Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 23rd, 2018

"I Still Don"t Feel Good Now": Aly Raisman Describes How "Sick" Facing Abuser Larry Nassar Felt In Upsetting New Interview!

Doctor Larry Nassar may be going to prison of the rest of his life — he was sentenced to 40-175 years on Wednesday — but this isn't over. Olympics star Aly Raisman spoke about the trial with Hoda Kotb on the Today show Thursday morning (above). Video: Shawn Johnson Releases FURIOUS Response To The USA Gymnastics Scandal In [...] Doctor Larry Nassar may be going to prison of the rest of his life -- he was sentenced to 40-175 years on Wednesday -- but this isn't over. Olympics star Aly Raisman spoke about the trial with Hoda Kotb on the Today show Thursday morning (above). Video: Shawn Johnson Releases FURIOUS Response To The USA Gymnastics Scandal In addition to opening up about how it felt for her to face her monster in court, she also once again called out USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee -- and the fact they put so many girls in the care of such a man. In fact, she says she just found out something incredibly damning: "So I recently found out, according to my knowledge, Larry Nassar did not have a medical license in Texas, which is where we went to the ranch and trained... What does that say about USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee? Whether they knew or didn't know, that's a big problem. We need to investigate how this happened! I mean how is that possible, he doesn't have a medical license in Texas??" She also said: "The put medals, reputation, and money over the safety of athletes." Dang, gurl! Keep fighting! On a more positive note, one of the "magnificent things" Aly is moving onto debuted today. She's starring with Yara Shahidi, Iskra Lawrence, and Rachel Platten in a brand new body positive, "no retouching" campaign for Aerie! Ch-ch-check it out (below): No retouching. Body positivity. Girl power. Introducing #AerieREAL Role Models! Joining our original Role Model & Body Positivity Activist @Iskra is Singer-Songwriter @RachelPlatten, Actress @YaraShahidi & Gold Medal Gymnast @AlyRaisman. Each of these amazing women inspires us, just like each of YOU inspires us & empowers those around you every single day. Join the movement & share what makes you an #AerieREAL Role Model! 🎵: Broken Glass by @rachelplattenA post shared by aerie (@aerie) on Jan 25, 2018 at 5:33am PST.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 25th, 2018

"I Won"t Be Silenced": Aly Raisman Says Speaking Out About Abuse Is Giving Her Strength!

It's still difficult for many victims of sexual abuse and misconduct to come forward, but Aly Raisman is standing tall as an example of what good can come of it. The Olympian says speaking directly to Larry Nassar in court last month was totally empowering. Video: Father LUNGES At Larry Nassar In Court! She told People in a [...] It's still difficult for many victims of sexual abuse and misconduct to come forward, but Aly Raisman is standing tall as an example of what good can come of it. The Olympian says speaking directly to Larry Nassar in court last month was totally empowering. Video: Father LUNGES At Larry Nassar In Court! She told People in a new interview: "I felt very strong. I felt like I had so much I wanted to say." While it isn't easy, Aly believes it's a crucial step: "You never really want to say, ‘I was sexually abused,' but you have to process it. You can't push it aside forever, which is what I did for a long time. I'm still processing it and coping with it." The biggest part of that coping is being outspoken, about what happened and who's responsible: "You lose a part of yourself when you're abused. I lost a part of myself, and I'm getting it back by speaking out... I'm just starting to realize how strong I am, and I won't be silenced." Damn straight. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 7th, 2018

Aly Raisman Puts In Little Effort For A Huge Cause

Surviving sexual assault is something Aly Raisman takes seriously. In fact, she’s so into her newly found survivor status that she takes her clothes off for empowerment purposes. She felt so amazing after scribbling a slew of words all over her naked body in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition that she decided to start a line […] The post Aly Raisman Puts In Little Effort For A Huge Cause appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Surviving sexual assault is something Aly Raisman takes seriously. In fact, she’s so into her newly found survivor status that she takes her clothes off for empowerment purposes. She felt so amazing after scribbling a slew of words all over her naked body in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition that she decided to start a line of survivor swimsuit apparel. The bland merch looks similar to something someone who survived Auschwitz would wear from a spring/summer concentration camp cruise collection. Not exactly the aesthetic of Olympian athlete but at least it’s for a good cause. The Team USA star — who took Larry Nassar to task at his sexual assault trial — just debuted a “survivor” swimsuit by Aerie … a women’s clothing brand dedicated to body positivity. But Aly says the super-scoop 1-piece was designed with an even greater purpose in mind — to raise awareness for all the kids victimized by sexual abuse … just like her and the hundreds of gymnasts who Nassar targeted. The only problem I have here is that it’s impossible to casually wear a bathing suit that simply says “survivor” at the beach without having an awkward conversation after some asks about it. A swimsuit like that will put anyone in a completely different mood after their question has been answered. It’s hard to enjoy any body of water after knowing the woman swimming right next to you was penetrated multiple times without permission. Most men are attempting to bang hot babes with minimal effort. Not discuss the uncle who constantly tried to convince you the pitched tent in his pants was an ice cream cone. Sexual abuse is a very heavy topic. All who are curious enough to inquire will think you survived drowning or a shark attack only to find out it was much worse. Photo Credit: Instagram / Pacific Coast News / Sports Illustrated  The post Aly Raisman Puts In Little Effort For A Huge Cause appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 13th, 2018

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced to 60 Years for Child Pornography

The former doctor for Team USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography. Nassar has also been accused of sexually assaulting more than 140 people, which include famous Olympians Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and more. McKayla came forward in October [...] The former doctor for Team USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography. Nassar has also been accused of sexually assaulting more than 140 people, which include famous Olympians Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and more. McKayla came forward in October to tell her story. Aly came forward a few weeks later, along with her teammate Gabby Douglas. McKayla wrote a letter that was read in court by her mother. “As it turns out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor, he in fact is, was and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. He abused my trust, he abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away,” her letter read......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 7th, 2017

Aly & AJ Spill on New EP "Ten Years," First Dates & Social Media (Exclusive)

It’s been 10 years since Aly & AJ last released music under their eponymous name but they’re ready for a major comeback! The sister duo shared their new single “Take Me” earlier this summer and are getting ready to debut their EP Ten Years soon! Just Jared recently went behind-the-scenes of Aly & AJ‘s Refinery29 [...] It’s been 10 years since Aly & AJ last released music under their eponymous name but they’re ready for a major comeback! The sister duo shared their new single “Take Me” earlier this summer and are getting ready to debut their EP Ten Years soon! Just Jared recently went behind-the-scenes of Aly & AJ‘s Refinery29 shoot and caught up with them about everything from inspirations to growing up Disney and social media. Here’s what Aly & AJ had to share: JJ: Are there any other major life events in the past ten years that have informed your new music? Aly: I think moving out of our family home, having our parents go through a divorce and then my marriage 2 years ago were all big events that affected this new music. We’ve always been artists that write about personal experiences so it’s something that’s bound to happen when getting into the studio. Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Aly & AJ… JJ: What situations did you find yourself in that served as impetuses for writing your single “Take Me?” Were they guys in real life? Hiding behind dating apps? Aly: Well, I’m married now so it was very much inspired by AJ‘s dating life at the time and some of our girlfriends as well. When we started writing this music back in May of 2016 AJ was newly single and feeling very frustrated about the dating scene in LA, not to mention the dating app she was on at the time called Raya. We kept talking about how these guys just kept beating around the bush. They’d never initiate any sort of set time to get to know one another…..hence the creation of “Take Me.” JJ: Have you found it hard to balance music and acting? Will acting take a backseat now as you concentrate on music? We still love acting. But at this point, it will take a backseat. We’re ready to focus on music and it deserves as much attention as we can give without ignoring acting obligations altogether. We’ll be able to tour during the hiatuses from our shows. JJ: You grew up on the Disney Channel. How did that mold you into who you are today? Aly: It’s funny because everyone sees us as having grown up on the Channel, even though we were really only there for 4 years. I started Phil of the Future when I was 14 and that went on for two years, then I did my first DCOM and then another one around 17 with AJ…the rest were all music videos being played on the channel. Those tween years are very impressionable at that age whether it’s in a negative or positive way, so yeah I’d say they did. But I wouldn’t say they molded us into the artists we are now, if anything they would have stopped our growth if they had the chance to control that. JJ: Would you ever sing “Potential Break Up Song” or “Like Whoa” at a future Aly & AJ concert? They have a combined 100 million page views on YouTube! AJ: I can totally see us singing a song from the past at a concert. I wouldn’t hold your breath when it comes to “Like Whoa” though…that song really drives me and Aly nuts. But for sure Potential…or Rush….or Chemicals. JJ: Can you tease the name of the upcoming EP and/or album title? What’s the next single called and what’s it about? The EP is called Ten Years….because that’s how long it’s been since we’ve released anything under Aly & AJ. We have no idea what the second single would be….but it’s between two songs right now that we really love. Are social media apps helping or hurting people’s chances of finding true love? Has it helped or hurt your dating life? AJ: I don’t think it’s helped or hurt. It’s done nothing in a way. I’d rather meet someone naturally so I’ve given up the idea of dating apps. It really has worked for some people but it’s just not right for me. Fans of ours have actually met through past Aly & AJ Online Forums which is pretty cool. Do you remember where you went out on your first date? AJ: It was in a dumpy bowling alley in the middle of nowhere, we were on tour at the time. Aly: Somewhere in Santa Monica? That’s all I really remember. My mom actually dropped me off cuz I wasn’t old enough yet to drive myself......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2017

McKayla Maroney Will NOT Be Fined By USA Gymnastics For Giving Victim Impact Statement Against Larry Nassar

The way it should be. As we reported, McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit in December 2017 against USA Gymnastics for unlawfully making her sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of a financial settlement she received to pay for psychological treatment after being sexually abused by the team's doctor Larry Nassar for years. After reports came out yesterday [...] The way it should be. As we reported, McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit in December 2017 against USA Gymnastics for unlawfully making her sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of a financial settlement she received to pay for psychological treatment after being sexually abused by the team's doctor Larry Nassar for years. After reports came out yesterday saying the Olympian could potentially face a $100K fine for violating the NDA by speaking at Nassar's sentencing hearing, celebs like Chrissy Teigen, Kristen Bell, Susan Sarandon, and Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur pledged to pay the possible penalty in its entirety. Now, USA Gymnastics is saying Maroney would not be penalized should she decide to give her victim impact statement in court. Related: Simone Biles Says She Was Also Sexually Abused By Larry Nassar! According to USA Today Sports, the statement reads: "USA Gymnastics has not sought and will not seek any money from McKayla Maroney for her brave statements made in describing her victimization and abuse by Larry Nassar, nor for any victim impact statements she wants to make to Larry Nassar at this hearing or at any subsequent hearings related to his sentencing." The organization adds: "This has been her right and USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out. USA Gymnastics remains focused on our highest priority — the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them." Maybe they should have been dedicated to "empowering and supporting" the athletes before 150 women -- and those are just the ones to have come forward -- got abused. Nassar will be sentenced this week in Michigan federal court on seven counts of criminal sexual assault, which he plead guilty to in November 2016. 88 women are expected to give victim impact statements. We'll keep you posted. [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 17th, 2018

Aly Raisman Supports Female Empowerment Through Indecent Exposure

Sometimes you just have to take your clothes of to get the R-E-S-P-E-C-T you deserve. Aretha Franklin taught us well. Just don’t you sock it to Aly Raisman without asking first or things will turn into MeToo and you’ll be looking at 175 years in the penitentiary. Aly took her clothes off for the 2018 […] The post Aly Raisman Supports Female Empowerment Through Indecent Exposure appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Sometimes you just have to take your clothes of to get the R-E-S-P-E-C-T you deserve. Aretha Franklin taught us well. Just don’t you sock it to Aly Raisman without asking first or things will turn into MeToo and you’ll be looking at 175 years in the penitentiary. Aly took her clothes off for the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She made sure no one used her photoshoot pics for spank bank material after she wrote phrases like “abuse is never OK,” “fierce,” and “survivor” all over her naked body in terrible typography. You’d have to be really depraved to be turned on by forcefully having sex with such a helpless woman. That or you probably work for Oxfam and taking advantage of women in the worst of situations is your personal fetish. To each their own. Weeks after the Olympian became one 100-plus women who publicly testified against gymnastics coach Larry Nassar in his sexual abuse trial, she liberated herself again by stripping down for the racy — yet empowering — photoshoot. Somewhere else in the world another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Paige Spiranac, argued with conservative reporter Britt McHenry over whether actually taking your clothes off is empowering. Britt’s initial inquiry: “Why does a woman have to pose nude to feel ’empowered’? Isn’t it more empowering to keep your clothes on, go into an office or classroom like everyone else and excel? #SISwimSuit desperately wanting to compete with IG models with gimmicks,” McHenry tweeted. Paige’s response: “Different women feel empowered in different ways and it’s not right to tell someone what they can and cannot do. It’s more about the person you are and not the clothes you decide or not decide to wear. My body, my choice,” the model tweeted. Britt really didn’t accomplish much with her conversation outside of identifying that she’s probably not putting out on the first date. Hopefully the priest wrote prude in ash on her forehead this past Wednesday. McHenry does have a point but as a man I will never stop a woman who willingly wants to take off her clothes. Unless her name is Tess Holiday. Whether women do it for “empowerment” or for her inhibitions flying out of the window after the fifth cocktail, it’s of dire importance that men support naked women. And that goes for men too. I’m not going to take a man more seriously because he strips down and writes words on himself. He might be great to look at, and that’s fine, but come on now…it’s not activism. — Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 13, 2018 Photo Credit: Instagram / Sports Illustrated  The post Aly Raisman Supports Female Empowerment Through Indecent Exposure appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 16th, 2018

Gymnast Gabby Douglas Reveals She Was Also Abused By Dr. Larry Nassar

Gabby Douglas is now the third Fierce Five team member to admit that she was abused by Dr. Larry Nassar. In a second apology and statement on Instagram, the gymnast apologized again following her her response to Aly Raisman‘s stance on victim shaming over the past weekend. “I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming [...] Gabby Douglas is now the third Fierce Five team member to admit that she was abused by Dr. Larry Nassar. In a second apology and statement on Instagram, the gymnast apologized again following her her response to Aly Raisman‘s stance on victim shaming over the past weekend. “I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar,” Gabby writes. She continues, “I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years were were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some thing were extremely painful. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.” McKayla Maroney and Aly came forward with their own accounts last month. Read her entire statement below: please hear my heart A post shared by Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas) on Nov 21, 2017 at 12:16pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 21st, 2017

"Every Time I Saw Him": McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested By Larry Nassar "Hundreds" Of Times

McKayla Maroney bravely opened up last October about her sexual abuse at the hands of team U.S. A. doctor Larry Nassar, paving the way for many others to do the same. On this weekend's Dateline, the gymnast is revealing it was worse than anyone understood. Video: Aly Raisman's FIERCE Victim Impact Statement Ripping Into Nassar In a preview [...] McKayla Maroney bravely opened up last October about her sexual abuse at the hands of team U.S. A. doctor Larry Nassar, paving the way for many others to do the same. On this weekend's Dateline, the gymnast is revealing it was worse than anyone understood. Video: Aly Raisman's FIERCE Victim Impact Statement Ripping Into Nassar In a preview of her interview, the 22-year-old tells Savannah Guthrie she was molested by Nassar "every time I saw him" -- from the very first time when she was just 13: "He told me he was going to do like a checkup on me and that was the first day that I was abused." Get your first look at the powerful interview (above) and see the entire hour on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST on NBC......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 18th, 2018

Larry Nassar Sentenced to Up to 175 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse Case

Larry Nassar, who was accused of sexual misconduct by over 150 women, has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for his sex crimes, the New York Times reports. 150 brave women came to court in Lansing, Michigan to read statements about the abuse they suffered. Nassar was the USA Gymnastics doctor for [...] Larry Nassar, who was accused of sexual misconduct by over 150 women, has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for his sex crimes, the New York Times reports. 150 brave women came to court in Lansing, Michigan to read statements about the abuse they suffered. Nassar was the USA Gymnastics doctor for years before he was charged. Among the women who came forward was Olympian Aly Raisman, who spoke in court in a powerful testimony. “I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said when she handed down her sentencing. “You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again.” The judge also added that it was an “honor” and “privilege” to sentence Nassar. Nassar was also previously sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 24th, 2018